35. Top of the pile
There are numerous competitions for businesses. If you win one or are even just short-listed, it could give your business additional exposure and put you on the map.
Business is about competing and to miss out on the opportunity of going toe-to-toe with other organisations in your industry is folly – or is it cowardice?
When setting up a business, entering a competition is probably the last thing on your mind, but it shouldn’t be. You will probably have to be actually trading to be eligible, but why wait until then to complete the paperwork? Once you start trading you won’t have time fill in application forms. Find out now what is on offer and get as prepared as you can – even if there are eleven months left before the deadline. ...